How to become a Plumber in the UK

To become a plumber in the UK, you will need to obtain a plumbing apprenticeship and complete the required qualifications. This typically involves obtaining a City & Guilds Level 2 or Level 3 qualification in plumbing and heating, and working alongside experienced plumbers to gain hands-on experience. After completing your apprenticeship, it is important to gain further experience in the field, and many plumbers choose to become members of professional organizations to gain recognition and access to additional resources and training opportunities.

How to become a Gas Engineer in the UK

To become a gas engineer in the UK, you will need to obtain the necessary qualifications and certifications. This typically involves completing a training program and passing an assessment. You can find training programs offered by colleges or trade schools, or through gas engineering apprenticeships. 

To become a registered gas engineer, you must complete the following steps:

    • Build a portfolio of completed gas work on-site;
    • Take and pass the ACS training and assessment to obtain CCN1 (core gas safety) certification and specific appliance certifications (e.g. boilers, cookers, fires);
    • Register with Gas Safe.